2011 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (US Mint images)

2011 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin

2011 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin (US Mint images)
2011 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin, click to enlarge

General Coin Information

The 2011 American Eagle Gold Proof Coin will continue a series strikes that initially launched from the US Mint in 1986. A release date of April 21, 2011 was used by the Mint for the Gold Eagles.

These coins are typically struck by the US Mint in four different sizes from 22-karat gold - a one ounce Eagle, a 1/2 ounce Eagle, a 1/4 ounce Eagle and a 1/10 ounce Eagle. All four contain the same designs with the only difference being the inscriptions showing the coin's weight and face value.

Each of these coins are struck to proof quality for collectors, but the Mint also produces a Gold Eagle bullion coin. The bullion strikes are minted for investors as a low-cost method of adding gold to their portfolios.

In fact, the bullion strikes are responsible for the only year since their debut in which the Mint did not produce the Proof Gold Eagles - 2009. That is because investors were purchasing the bullion Eagles is such high quantities that the Mint was forced to cancel the Proof Eagle production and divert all available blank planchets towards the bullion coins.

Obverse Design

"Liberty" is shown on the obverse of all of the Gold Eagles with a torch in one hand and an olive branch in the other. It was originally designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and first used on the $20 Double Eagle Coin in the early 1900's. Many consider this design to be one of the most beautiful ever struck on an American coin. Also visible is the capitol, the year, and the word "LIBERTY".

Reverse Design

Mrs. Miley Frances Busiek designed the reverse to show a "Family of Eagles" with the male soaring above the nest. Also included are the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "E PLURIBUS UNUM", and "IN GOD WE TRUST". The amount of gold content and its corresponding face value are shown as well.

American Eagle Gold Proof Coin Specifications

   
   Mint: United States Mint
   Mintmark: W
   Finish/Condition: Proof
   Metal Content: 91.67% gold, 3% silver, and 5.33% copper
   Gross Weight: 33.93 g, 16.965 g, 8.483 g, 3.393 g
   Fine Weight: 1 oz, 1/2. oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz
   Diameter: 32.7 mm, 27 mm, 22 mm, 16.5 mm
   Thickness: 2.87 mm, 2.15 mm, 1.78 mm, 1.26 mm
   Edge: Reeded
   Mintage Limit: varies based on size
   Face Value: $50, $25, $10 and $5
   Obverse Designer/Sculptor: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
   Reverse Designer/Sculptor: Mrs. Miley Frances Busiek

American Eagle Gold Proof Coin Auctions




AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE PROOF SET 1990 50 PF69 25 PF69 5 PF69 10 PF68
AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE PROOF SET 1990 50 PF69 25 PF69 5 PF69 10 PF68
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1988 P American Gold Eagle 4 Coin Proof Set PCGS PR70DCAM 5 10 25
1988 P American Gold Eagle 4 Coin Proof Set PCGS PR70DCAM 5 10 25
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2001 50000000 GEM PROOF LIRA GOLD EAGLE COIN TURKEY DIAMOND IN EYE
2001 50000000 GEM PROOF LIRA GOLD EAGLE COIN TURKEY DIAMOND IN EYE
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1994 50 Gold Eagle MS68 PL Proof Like Reverse Struck Thru Mint Error Very Rare
1994 50 Gold Eagle MS68 PL Proof Like Reverse Struck Thru Mint Error Very Rare
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2007 G50 Gold American Eagle 1 Oz Proof Graded by ICG as PR70DCAM First Day
2007 G50 Gold American Eagle 1 Oz Proof Graded by ICG as PR70DCAM First Day
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1991 1992 1994 1998 GOLD PROOF EAGLE 5 10 25 50 PCGS PR70 16 COIN SET
1991 1992 1994 1998 GOLD PROOF EAGLE 5 10 25 50 PCGS PR70 16 COIN SET
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2010 50 American Eagle 1Oz Gold Proof Coin as Issued by the United States Mint
2010 50 American Eagle 1Oz Gold Proof Coin as Issued by the United States Mint
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1998 American Eagle AGE 4 Coin 5 10 25 50 Gold Proof Set as Issued
1998 American Eagle AGE 4 Coin 5 10 25 50 Gold Proof Set as Issued
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1988 American Eagle AGE 4 Coin 5 10 25 50 Gold Proof Set as Issued
1988 American Eagle AGE 4 Coin 5 10 25 50 Gold Proof Set as Issued
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1989 4 COINS SET 50 25 10 5 GOLD EAGLE NGC PR 70 PROOF KEY DATE
1989 4 COINS SET 50 25 10 5 GOLD EAGLE NGC PR 70 PROOF KEY DATE
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1986 US One Ounce Fine Gold Bullion American Eagle Proof Coin 50 Dollar 1 Oz
1986 US One Ounce Fine Gold Bullion American Eagle Proof Coin 50 Dollar 1 Oz
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1987 GOLD EAGLE PROOF PCGS PR70 25  50 2 COIN SET
1987 GOLD EAGLE PROOF PCGS PR70 25 50 2 COIN SET
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